Law Aims to Strengthen Security of Personal Information


Senate Bill 227 adds new requirements for data collectors, aimed to provide increased security for consumers' personal information. The bill applies to data collectors who accept card payments for goods or services. It requires data collectors to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, or requires the use of encryption to protect personal information transmitted electronically.

The law, amending Chapter 603A of NRS, repeals NRS 597.970 and is effective January 1, 2010.